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DST Systems Sr. Operations Network Engineer in Kansas City, Missouri

The speed of technology. The influx of data. Shifting regulations. Increased customer expectations.

That's where you'll find DST, helping clients find opportunity in ever-changing and complex customer, business, and regulatory requirements. Mastering complexity is a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon.

If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.

Job Description:

We are looking for a Sr. Operations Network Engineer professional who is confident in troubleshooting large data center and global networks who also possess skills in open source tools, automation, and network scripting languages such as Python. The engineer understands networking LAN, WAN, data center, wireless, load balancing and security technologies. The engineer will monitor, triage network issues, work with internal application teams, external clients, and vendors to resolve issues as quickly as possible. The engineer will handle more advanced and complex networking problems that require proficient problem solving skills. The engineer will develop network automation to automate routine day to day work requests, upgrades, and network health checks to maintain critical network environments.

Primary Skills

  • Professional-level Network certification or above (e.g., CCNP, CCDP, CCSP, CCIP, CCVP, CCIE), preferred

  • Professional-level f5 certification or above (e.g., f5 Certified Technology Specialist, f5 Certified Solution Expert), preferred

  • Over 5 years engineering, installing, configuring, and supporting WAN connectivity solutions (SDWAN, Ethernet over MPLS, Site-to-Site VPN, etc.)

  • Over 5 years network engineering experience supporting and troubleshooting in large data center environments

  • Over 5 years configuring and supporting routing protocols such as BGP and EIGRP

  • Over 5 years configuring and supporting switching technologies (STP, VPC, FabricPath, ACI, etc.)

  • Over 5 years configuring and supporting enterprise wide DNS, DHCP, and IP address management (DDI)

  • Over 5 years configuring and supporting Cisco Nexus Switches

  • Over 5 years configuring and supporting Cisco routers/switches, Cisco ASA firewalls, Cisco VPN, Cisco Wireless, Bluecat DNS, F5 Load balancing (GTM and LTM) and Symantec/Bluecoat Proxies

  • Software-Defined Network (SDN) deployment and support knowledge (Cumulus Linux preferred)

  • Over 5 years experience in Network life cycle management and refresh processes

  • Cisco SIP installation / Support Experience

  • Understanding of Network Monitoring & taking appropriate actions

  • Fault and Performance: Zabbix, Nagios, Solarwinds, CA Suite Spectrum, CAPM (CA Performance Manager), netflow to Druid, and Grafana

  • Packet Analysis: Netscout and Wireshark

  • Logging: ELK and Splunk

  • Configuration and Automation: HPNA/Microfocus Network Automation, Cisco Prime

  • Must understand, configure, and have knowledge of network automation scripting including Python, Ansible, etc.

  • Incident management - Identify network issues and determine and recommend appropriate solutions

  • Mandatory Requirements

Shift work is required

  • Support 24x7x365 global network data center operations

  • Participate in the on-call rotation schedule for after-hours and weekend support

  • Ability to understand and work in a complex network with moderate supervision in a global team environment

  • Excellent customer service and English communications skills (written and oral)

  • Fluency in ticketing systems (eg., BMC Remedy) and ITIL-like processes and procedures

  • Assist in the Change Management process as necessary, including participating in maintenance activities during off hours including weekends

Location:

Kansas City Missouri

DST is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about Equal Opportunity in the Workplace please click here and here. DST is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need an accommodation or accessibility assistance to complete the online application, please contact us at PeopleCenter@dstsystems.com for assistance.

SS&C DST is a leading provider of specialized technology, strategic advisory, and business operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. Combining unmatched industry knowledge, critical infrastructure and service excellence, SS&C DST helps companies master complexity in the world’s most demanding industries to ensure they continually stay ahead of and capitalize on ever-changing customer, business and regulatory requirements.

We work with companies in some of the world’s most demanding industries where rapid shifts in consumer, regulatory, and technology trends are increasingly affecting how our clients do business. For them, keeping up in a landscape of constant change is becoming more and more complex. Through our technology, strategic advisory, and business improvement solutions we work with clients to help them stay ahead of and capitalize on customer, business, and regulatory change.

Mastering complexity is not an end-state. It’s a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon. If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.

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